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Re: Request for clarification of the case where 'the image isn't discussed by the surrounding text, but it has some relevance'

From: David Poehlman <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2008 08:23:02 -0400
Message-ID: <E31F88EE3F584692BD8BF5615A807A27@HANDS>
To: "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>, "Steven Faulkner" <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Cc: "W3C WAI-XTECH" <wai-xtech@w3.org>, <public-html@w3.org>

The image is not purely decorative then.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>
To: "Steven Faulkner" <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Cc: "W3C WAI-XTECH" <wai-xtech@w3.org>; <public-html@w3.org>
Sent: Monday, August 25, 2008 6:48 AM
Subject: Re: Request for clarification of the case where 'the image isn't 
discussed by the surrounding text, but it has some relevance'



On Mon, 25 Aug 2008, Steven Faulkner wrote:
>
> Advice on how to mark up such images is given in WCAG 2.0:
>
> "Sometimes content is primarily intended to create a specific sensory
> experience [...]

That isn't the goal here. The image is merely a decorative image that
happens to be relevant in the context of the poem.


> >The above has two problems; first it makes the page harder to understand 
> >for uses navigating the page without images,
>
> lets have a look at 3 examples then, to see if your opinion is born out:
>
> 1. example with image displayed
> http://www.paciellogroup.com/blog/misc/shalott1.html
> 2. example without image displayed (with alt text)
> http://www.paciellogroup.com/blog/misc/shalott2.html
> 3. example without image displayed (without alt text)
> http://www.paciellogroup.com/blog/misc/shalott3.html

Please use the HTML doctype to do your tests. You will find the results,
at least for Firefox, differ. I also recommend testing with Lynx or
another text browser.

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